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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR

2001

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WITNESSES

HON. JEFF TRANDAHL, CLERK OF THE HOUSE
HON. WILSON S. LIVINGOOD, SERGEANT AT ARMS
HON. JAY EAGEN, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
BOB FREY, ACTING INSPECTOR GENERAL
GERALDINE GENNETT, HOUSE COUNSEL
JOHN MILLER, LAW REVISION COUNSEL
POPE BARROW, LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

DR. JOHN F. EISOLD, ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

Mr. TAYLOR. The meeting will come to order. Today we begin the hearings on the budget submissions of the various legislative branch agencies in explaining their requests for fiscal year 2001 appropriations. Each member has been given a copy of the printed budget justifications. Also the staff has prepared the customary subcommittee print, which contains the budget and historical data on the legislative budget. The total appropriations request that will be considered is $2.1 billion. In addition, there are $41 million in offsetting receipts and other collections and $1.1 billion in other revenues that we collected by the legislative agencies. By tradition, the House does not consider the budgets of the other body. The Senate will submit and consider their own. The fiscal year 2001 budget for the Senate totals some $624.7 million.

The committee will hear the justifications from each agency in turn. At the conclusion of that process, the committee will mark up

the 2001 bill.

I am joined today by Congressman Hoyer, Mr. Pastor, the ranking member of the subcommittee, will be with us in just a few min

utes.

I yield to you, Mr. Hoyer, if you Mr. HOYER. I have no opening statement, Mr. Chairman. Thank have any statement.

you very much.

Mr. TAYLOR. When the ranking member gets here, perhaps if he wishes he will make some statements.

We will now take up the budget request for the House of Representatives and several joint items. The Chief Administrative Officer, assisted by the Office of Finance, will come forward and each will submit the budget. That material' is then included in the President's budget. The House budget request totals $800.7 million, and that includes funds for the operations of member offices, commit

tees, the leadership, and the administrative operations of the House.

In addition, the total joint items budget is $125.2 million. The joint items such as the Attending Physician, the joint committees, and Capitol Police are shared with the Senate. The other body will consider the fiscal year 2001 budget for Senate operations.

We want to welcome the officers of the House who are with us today. The Honorable Jeff Trandahl, Clerk of the House, Wilson Livingood and the Honorable Jay Eagen, Chief Administrative Officer. We also have Janet Hale, Associate Administrator of the Office of Finance, U.S. House of Representatives, Bob Frey, acting Inspector General, Geraldine Gennett, House Counsel, John Miller, the House Law Revision Counsel and Pope Barrow, the Legislative Counsel. We expect Dr. Eisold, the Attending Physician, to join us a little later. I saw him

Mr. TRANDAHL. He is here.

Mr. HOYER. He will also join us a little later, too.

Mr. TAYLOR. We shook hands, and he asked how I felt. Mr. Eagen has prepared the House budget for the President's budget and will lead the formal presentation to the committee.

[CLERKS NOTE.-Ms. Hale has over 12 years of experience in the federal government. She was the Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Assistant Secretary Department_of Transportation for Budget and held numerous positions at the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. She has also been the Executive Vice President at the University of Pennsylvania and a lobbyist regarding telecommunication issues. She has an undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a graduate degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.]

OPENING STATEMENT

Mr. EAGEN. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman and Mr. Hoyer.

As you noted, Mr. Chairman, the fiscal year 2001 request for the House of Representatives totals $800,738,000. This amount is based on statutory entitlements, actual spending history, and consultation with the administrative offices of the House. Overall, this budget provides funding for the Member Representational Allowance, committees, leadership and the legislative administrative offices. The fiscal year 2001 requests are detailed in your subcommittee print. And as you noted, we have several other House officials here to answer any questions that the committee may have today. We are now available for any questions you may have.

Mr. HOYER. That was a very in-depth presentation.

Mr. TAYLOR. As stated, we have all of the prepared statements, and they have been given and they will be printed in the record.

STATEMENT OF

JAY EAGEN

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

to the

Subcommittee on Legislative Appropriations of the House Committee on

Appropriations on the fiscal year 2001 (FY 2001) Budget estimates for the

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida, Chairman

RALPH REGULA, Ohio
JERRY LEWIS, California

JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois
HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky

JOE SKEEN, New Mexico.

FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia
TOM DELAY, Texas
JIM KOLBE, Arizona

RON PACKARD, California

SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama
JAMES T. WALSH, New York

CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina
DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio

ERNEST J. ISTOOK, JR., Oklahoma
HENRY BONILLA, Texas

JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan
DAN MILLER, Florida

JAY DICKEY, Arkansas

JACK KINGSTON, Georgia

RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New Jersey ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi

GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, JR., Washington RANDY "DUKE" CUNNINGHAM, California TODD TIAHRT, Kansas

ZACH WAMP, Tennessee

TOM LATHAM, Iowa

ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama

JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri

JOHN E. SUNUNU, New Hampshire
KAY GRANGER, Texas

JOHN E. PETERSON, Pennsylvania
VIRGIL H. GOODE, JR., Virginia

DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota

JULIAN C. DIXON, California
STENY H. HOYER, Maryland

ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia

MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio

NANCY PELOSI, California

PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana

NITĄ M. LOWEY, New York

JOSE E. SERRANO, New York
ROSA L. DELAURO, Connecticut
JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia
JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts
ED PASTOR, Arizona

CARRIE P. MEEK, Florida

DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina

MICHAEL P. FORBES, New York

CHET EDWARDS, Texas

ROBERT E. "BUD" CRAMER, JR., Alabama MAURICE D. HINCHEY, New York LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California SAM FARR, California

JESSE L. JACKSON, JR., Illinois

CAROLYN C. KILPATRICK, Michigan
ALLEN BOYD, Florida

JAMES W. DYER, Clerk and Staff Director

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR

2001

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WITNESSES

HON. JEFF TRANDAHL, CLERK OF THE HOUSE
HON. WILSON S. LIVINGOOD, SERGEANT AT ARMS
HON. JAY EAGEN, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
BOB FREY, ACTING INSPECTOR GENERAL
GERALDINE GENNETT, HOUSE COUNSEL
JOHN MILLER, LAW REVISION COUNSEL
POPE BARROW, LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

DR. JOHN F. EISOLD, ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

Mr. TAYLOR. The meeting will come to order. Today we begin the hearings on the budget submissions of the various legislative branch agencies in explaining their requests for fiscal year 2001 appropriations. Each member has been given a copy of the printed budget justifications. Also the staff has prepared the customary subcommittee print, which contains the budget and historical data on the legislative budget. The total appropriations request that will be considered is $2.1 billion. In addition, there are $41 million in offsetting receipts and other collections and $1.1 billion in other revenues that we collected by the legislative agencies. By tradition, the House does not consider the budgets of the other body. The Senate will submit and consider their own. The fiscal year 2001 budget for the Senate totals some $624.7 million.

The committee will hear the justifications from each agency in turn. At the conclusion of that process, the committee will mark up the 2001 bill.

I am joined today by Congressman Hoyer, Mr. Pastor, the ranking member of the subcommittee, will be with us in just a few min

utes.

I yield to you, Mr. Hoyer, if you have any statement.

Mr. HOYER. I have no opening statement, Mr. Chairman. Thank

you very much.

Mr. TAYLOR. When the ranking member gets here, perhaps if he wishes he will make some statements.

We will now take up the budget request for the House of Representatives and several joint items. The Chief Administrative Officer, assisted by the Office of Finance, will come forward and each will submit the budget. That material is then included in the President's budget. The House budget request totals $800.7 million, and that includes funds for the operations of member offices, commit

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